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 THE DESIGN CONCEPT 
A talk with Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave
(Creative Director @Marcel Wanders Studio)
 THE DESIGN CONCEPT 
Interview
“Since its beginning, Alessi has been the standard for excellence in the area of kitchenware, particulary with stainless steel. Alessi is a company that creates with integrity. They have been know to make prototype after prototype until they perfectly express the vision of designer. I wanted to collaborate with them in the deepest roots of their company, but do so in a way that brings an innovative approach to stainless steel while taking it to another level of creativity. Knowing this we explored how we could merge colour and stainless steel in fun, unexpected and unique ways. We were very inspired by the challenge of combining the functionality of kitchenware with the imagination and pageantry of the circus.
With the concept of the circus, and the surprising display it’s known for, we were able to bring colorful delight and energy to what Alessi has built its reputation upon. This circus is a sensory experience that never leaves you. It’s magical. It’s mystical. It’s larger than life. That’s what we capture in this collection - that one-of-a-kind spectacle. The concept throughout the pieces borrows from the historical, unexpected symbols from the circus universe resonating an experience of wonder and amusement. In addition to this, our goal was to create collectible heirlooms - these are not just plates and mugs and bowls. The character group includes a set of a five distinct classical kitchen tools as specially-made sculptures. Each has its own fantastical personality and purpose.”
MARCEL WANDERS

Circus collection
Limited Edition

Circus collection
Limited Edition

With festivity, Marcel Wanders delivers iconic kitchenware designed to capture the spectacle only found under the big top.
 
Using bold, geometric patterns of circles, stripes, conic shapes, and colours such as white, black, yellow, red and gold, each piece reminds of historical symbols from the circus universe resonating an experience of wonder and amusement.
THE JESTER
corkscrew
Exploding with colours as he jumps up and down opening bottles.
The Jester corkscrew - Alessi Circus Collection

Circus collection
Limited Edition

Circus collection
Limited Edition

With festivity, Marcel Wanders delivers iconic kitchenware designed to capture the spectacle only found under the big top.
 
Using bold, geometric patterns of circles, stripes, conic shapes, and colours such as white, black, yellow, red and gold, each piece reminds of historical symbols from the circus universe resonating an experience of wonder and amusement.
THE STRONGMAN
nutcracker
A nut cracker able to make the strong decisions.
The Strongman nutcracker - Alessi Circus Collection

Circus collection
Limited Edition

Circus collection
Limited Edition

With festivity, Marcel Wanders delivers iconic kitchenware designed to capture the spectacle only found under the big top.
 
Using bold, geometric patterns of circles, stripes, conic shapes, and colours such as white, black, yellow, red and gold, each piece reminds of historical symbols from the circus universe resonating an experience of wonder and amusement.
THE BALLERINA
carillon
Balances atop a music box, rotating on a ball to avoid a small, scary mouse.
The Ballerina carillon - Alessi Circus Collection

Circus collection
Limited Edition

Circus collection
Limited Edition

With festivity, Marcel Wanders delivers iconic kitchenware designed to capture the spectacle only found under the big top.
 
Using bold, geometric patterns of circles, stripes, conic shapes, and colours such as white, black, yellow, red and gold, each piece reminds of historical symbols from the circus universe resonating an experience of wonder and amusement.
THE RINGLEADER
call bell
A bell symbolizing the ringmaster of the circus, being transported by a monkey chasing a banana.
The Ringleader call bell - Alessi Circus Collection

Circus collection
Limited Edition

Circus collection
Limited Edition

With festivity, Marcel Wanders delivers iconic kitchenware designed to capture the spectacle only found under the big top.
 
Using bold, geometric patterns of circles, stripes, conic shapes, and colours such as white, black, yellow, red and gold, each piece reminds of historical symbols from the circus universe resonating an experience of wonder and amusement.
THE CANDYMAN
candy dispenser
The Candyman candy dispencer - Alessi Circus Collection
THE JESTER
corkscrew
THE STRONGMAN
nutcracker
THE BALLERINA
carillon
THE RINGLEADER
call bell
THE CANDYMAN
candy dispenser
THE JESTER
corkscrew
He laughs, shouts, jumps and gesticulates madly:
Gilberto does whatever it takes to get attention.
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THE STRONGMAN
nutcracker
A strapping heart-breaker, welcome Marcello: the world's strongest man!
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THE BALLERINA
carillon
Valentina and the little mouse, the most dazzling couple of the day.
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THE RINGLEADER
call bell
With a never-ending bell sound in his head no one can blame Massimo for being a bit mad.
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THE CANDYMAN
candy dispenser
Alberto collects sweet treats in his hat as tasty memories.
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SKETCHES
Marcel Wanders, 2016
BEHIND THE SCENES
making of Alessi Circus
  • Alessi Circus Backstage - Collection by Marcel Wanders
  • Marcel Wanders & the Artistic Team - Alessi Circus Collection
  • Circus Collection Backstage - Alessi
  • Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave - Alessi Circus
  • Making of Alessi Circus - Limited Edition Collection
  • Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave - Alessi Circus Collection
  • Alessi Circus Collection Backstage
  • Alessi Circus Collection - Artistic Team
  • Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave - Alessi Circus
  • Marcel Wanders & Gabriele Chiave - Alessi Circus
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